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So I've just played with the configurator and built what I think will end up being my final build, barring color of course...



MKC AWD 2.3L
Tahitian Pearl
Reserve Group
19" Premium Painted Aluminium 5 Spoke Wheels

White Sands Leather
Climate Package

Base MSRP: $39,965
Total of Options: $4,680
Destination Charges: $895
Estimated Selling Price: $45,540

Net Price: $45,540
Down Payment: $10,000

Amount Financed: $35,540

Monthly Payment: $671 (Based on 60 month finance and 5% APR)

BTW I want these wheels from the red MKC shown at Chicago. Anyone know when they could become available?

 

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Same exact equipment as mine but different colors. I'm leaning toward Smoke Quartz over White Sands/Espresso. I'm considering the THX system, too. It sucks that I'll have a portable GPS stuck to the windshield, but I have yet to find a factory GPS that works for sh!t, although I've heard good things about Chrysler's U Connect.

Those wheels might not be a standalone option. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to pony up for the Black Label package to get them. That would certainly explain why they aren't up on the configurator yet. I hope I'm wrong.
 

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Same exact equipment as mine but different colors. I'm leaning toward Smoke Quartz over White Sands/Espresso. I'm considering the THX system, too. It sucks that I'll have a portable GPS stuck to the windshield, but I have yet to find a factory GPS that works for sh!t, although I've heard good things about Chrysler's U Connect.

Those wheels might not be a standalone option. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to pony up for the Black Label package to get them. That would certainly explain why they aren't up on the configurator yet. I hope I'm wrong.
I'l probably make the final decision on THX in the dealership. I'd like to have some seat time with the upgraded system and the stocker side by side. If there is a noticeable difference I will certainly take the upgrade, we'll see... :D

As for the wheels our theory is certainly plausible, because if it is a Black Label Option it would fit with the info provided here by @AMullaly http://www.mkcforum.com/forum/lincoln-mkc-general-discussion/12817-lincoln-black-label-info.html

the BL option is not going to available until after 1st of year (2015) and only in test markets LA, Chicago, Dallas, NYC and Miami. these are the tentative locations.."
Considering the red was shown at Chicago...
 

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671... hope there are some discounts though i kind of doubt it being a new hot car
I know for a fact they will try to milk people as much as they can until sales start dying down, then when they need something to boost sales....expect discounts
 

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I'l probably make the final decision on THX in the dealership. I'd like to have some seat time with the upgraded system and the stocker side by side. If there is a noticeable difference I will certainly take the upgrade, we'll see... :D

As for the wheels our theory is certainly plausible, because if it is a Black Label Option it would fit with the info provided here by @AMullaly http://www.mkcforum.com/forum/lincoln-mkc-general-discussion/12817-lincoln-black-label-info.html



Considering the red was shown at Chicago...
Good news ... the 20" wheels are shown in the dealer's Package Guide as a standalone option on the 2.3L AWD in Reserve trim. I scanned the guide, but it's way too large to upload.

671... hope there are some discounts though i kind of doubt it being a new hot car
The Sales Manager expects discounts to be minimal - maybe a $1,000 or a little more initially. It looks like average discounts on the MKZ are still around $1,500 after all this time on the market, so that certainly makes sense. Assuming the MKC has a successful launch with few mechanical issues, selling the car closer to MSRP should help the car maintain higher resale values. Everybody likes a discount, but it doesn't do us a lot of good if the resale value drops accordingly. Overall ownership cost is far more important to me than acquisition cost. They are currently running 0% APR for up to 60 months, which is a great incentive that won't negatively affect resale values.
 

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Good news ... the 20" wheels are shown in the dealer's Package Guide as a standalone option on the 2.3L AWD in Reserve trim. I scanned the guide, but it's way too large to upload.



The Sales Manager expects discounts to be minimal - maybe a $1,000 or a little more initially. It looks like average discounts on the MKZ are still around $1,500 after all this time on the market, so that certainly makes sense. Assuming the MKC has a successful launch with few mechanical issues, selling the car closer to MSRP should help the car maintain higher resale values. Everybody likes a discount, but it doesn't do us a lot of good if the resale value drops accordingly. Overall ownership cost is far more important to me than acquisition cost. They are currently running 0% APR for up to 60 months, which is a great incentive that won't negatively affect resale values.
Thanks HotRod! Any chance you could snap a photo for us? Hi res scans would be nice but anythings better than nothing :D Did you try uploading to say photobucket or even Tumblr?
 

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Even with discounts being minimal, at least it's something, some sort of discount. better than paying in full and not getting anything back
 

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im kind of hoping the red from the concept will also be available for sale

but im having my doubts at this moment.
Since that car appears to be production trim, I think that is the Ruby Red. you should be able to get that exact configuration. I love the red, but I have to use my car for business and I'm not sure I want to be that bold. But then again ...

 

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Since that car appears to be production trim, I think that is the Ruby Red. you should be able to get that exact configuration. I love the red, but I have to use my car for business and I'm not sure I want to be that bold. But then again ...

the business of the future is to be dangerous ;) dripping ruby red may not scream DANGEROUS but it does say I'm a risk taker, I'm bold and I understand my own power. At least thats what I think...

If its not a Ruby MKC which would it be?
 

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Since that car appears to be production trim, I think that is the Ruby Red. you should be able to get that exact configuration. I love the red, but I have to use my car for business and I'm not sure I want to be that bold. But then again ...

Depends on what kind of business you run.
If you want to keep it corporate and professional, black is always a good way to go. But if you can justify red, go with it.
 

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i dont think the red is unprofessional or anything.
Not unprofessional, just attention-getting. I'm in sales. I need to look professional, but a certain amount of discretion is required when I pull up to see a customer. The goal is to have customers respect me, and not think I'm overcharging them. White, silver or gray tends to blend in to the point where customers won't give it a second look. Red ... well, not so much. I also spend a fair amount of time in rough neighborhoods, so I could do without the virtual bullseye. It's one of many reasons I'm looking to unload the BMW - the bright blue BMW. It's also why Mercedes, Range Rover, Audi and Lexus probably won't make the cut regardless of color. The MKC, Grand Cherokee, 2015 Edge, 2015 Outback or 2015 Murano all offer luxury features without being overly garish. It kills me to say it, but I'm actually starting to like the Highlander, too. It's bigger than I need, but it might be worth a test drive.
 

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Not unprofessional, just attention-getting. I'm in sales. I need to look professional, but a certain amount of discretion is required when I pull up to see a customer. The goal is to have customers respect me, and not think I'm overcharging them. White, silver or gray tends to blend in to the point where customers won't give it a second look. Red ... well, not so much. I also spend a fair amount of time in rough neighborhoods, so I could do without the virtual bullseye. It's one of many reasons I'm looking to unload the BMW - the bright blue BMW. It's also why Mercedes, Range Rover, Audi and Lexus probably won't make the cut regardless of color. The MKC, Grand Cherokee, 2015 Edge, 2015 Outback or 2015 Murano all offer luxury features without being overly garish. It kills me to say it, but I'm actually starting to like the Highlander, too. It's bigger than I need, but it might be worth a test drive.
hey hotrod, ruby is a bit more subdued than your original picture and the show lights would have us believe, heres a ruby red S550 and a ruby MKZ...


 
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